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Young Mother Dies in Crash Possibly Caused by Two Hit and Run Racers

Posted on Mar 21, 2012

A woman died March 7 in a Montgomery County accident that police believe might have been caused by two other drivers who were racing.

Nelvis Garcia, 31, was driving to her job at a Wendy’s restaurant on New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Springs when the accident occurred.

According to a preliminary investigation, she was driving her Nissan Altima east on Randolph Road just before 4:00 pm. Two other vehicles were on the three-lane road as well, and may have been racing each other. 

One of the vehicles changed lanes and either hit Garcia’s car or cut her off, causing her to react. Garcia’s car flipped over several times and hit a fire hydrant before coming to a stop near the intersection of Randolph Road and Timberview Court.

Garcia, a native of Honduras, leaves behind two teenage children in her home country as well as a 4-year-old daughter in Maryland. Relatives say that her husband, Jorge Martinez, has not been able to tell their little daughter, Frennezy, that her mommy is gone.

Martinez left flowers at the crash scene and begged anyone who saw the accident to come forward with whatever information they may have on the crash that killed his wife.

Police have so far have talked to three witnesses, but they believe more must have seen the accident, which occurred on a busy road just as rush hour was starting.

It is believed that the two other vehicles were a green and white Mini Cooper and a dark gray four-door car. Neither driver stopped to check on Garcia.

Anyone with information regarding this Silver Spring accident should call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 301-840-2435.

The Silver Spring accident attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin extend our condolences to Garcia’s family and friends.

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